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Michigan Super Lawyers magazine names 119 Wayne Law alumni Rising Stars

September 28, 2010

DETROIT (Sept. 27, 2010) – One hundred nineteen Wayne Law alumni were named Rising Stars in the 2010 edition of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine. This represents nearly one-third of the 362 total Rising Stars.

“Wayne Law graduates have figured prominently in the current issue of Michigan Super Lawyers, and we are proud of the number of alumni who have been named Rising Stars,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “That these young minds have achieved prominence in their fields so quickly is a testament to their commitment to and knowledge of their profession. Our alumni will continue to have a major presence in the legal field for many years to come.”

2010 Wayne Law Rising Stars are: Christopher J. Allman, ’96, Ottenwess Allman and Taweel PLC; Christopher S. Andrzejak, ’05, Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC; Jeffrey S. Aronoff, ’04, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC; Thomas R. August, ’96, Jackier Gould PC; Allison R. Bach, ’05, Dickinson Wright PLLC; Kenneth R. Beams, ’01, Schafer and Weiner PLLC; Jay M. Berger, ’99, Clark Hill PLC; Kimberly A. Berger, ’99, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC; Carmen M. Bickerdt, '03, Bowman and Brooke LLP; Jeffrey H. Bigelman, ’00, Osipov Bigelman PC; Jeremy D. Bisdorf, LL.M. '01, Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss PC; Rachel Bissett, ’06, Garan Lucow Miller PC; Jonathan D. Block, ’98, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Jordan S. Bolton, ’03, Clark Hill PLC; Brian J. Bourbeau, ’99, Bone Bourbeau and Bourbeau PLLC; Gene P. Bowen, ’97; Bodman LLP; Christopher W. Bowman, ’05, Blake Kirchner Symonds Larson Kennedy and Smith PC; Cheryl A. Carpenter, ’95; Law Offices of Cheryl A. Carpenter PLLC; Alfredo Casab, ’96, Dawda Mann Mulcahy and Sadler PLC; Christopher G. Darrow, ’00, Young Basile Hanlon and MacFarlane PC; Melissa L. Demorest, ’05, Demorest Law Firm PLLC; Donald P. DeNault, Jr., ’96, O'Reilly Rancilio PC; Teri L. Dennings, ’05, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti and Sherbrook; Joseph J. DeVito, LL.M. ’05, '95, Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC; Matthew S. Disbrow, ’02, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Mercedes V. Dordeski, ’07, Frank Haron Weiner and Navarro PLC; Talya A. Drissman, ’06, Drissman PLLC; Stephen P.Dunn, ’05, Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC; Jennifer A. Engelhardt, '02, Giarmarco Mullins and Horton PC; Carlos A. Escurel, ’01, Tanoury Nauts McKinney and Garbarino PLLC; Zachary J. Eskau, ’05, Dawda Mann Mulcahy and Sadler PLC; Paul C. Fessler, ’01, Faupel Fraser Fessler; Thomas W. Forster II, ’00, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Todd C. Fracassi, ’01, Pepper Hamilton LLP; James W. Fraser,’97, Faupel Fraser Fessler; Brendan H. Frey, ’07, Mantese Honigman Rossman and Williamson PC; Homayune A.Ghaussi, ’01, Warner Norcross and Judd LLP; R. Scott Glover, '99, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti and Sherbrook; Frank L. Gorman, ’98, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Jeffrey S. Grasl, ’00, McDonald Hopkins PLC; Melissa E. Graves, ’02, Collins Einhorn Farrell and Ulanoff PC; Timothy R. Graves, ’02, Allard and Fish PC; Jennifer K. Green, ’97, Clark Hill PLC; Brett A.Grossman, ’01, Grossman and Moldovan PLLC; David Hansma, ’07, Mantese Honigman Rossman and Williamson PC; Michael K. Hauser, ’04, Maddin Hauser Wartell Roth and Heller PC; Kim K.Hillary, ’04, Schafer and Weiner PLLC; Michael P. Hindelang, ’04, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Michael D. Holmes, ’03, DeMent and Marquardt PLC; Kristopher K. Hulliberger, ’03, Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC; Adele E. Ice-King, ’06, The Miller Law Firm PC: Kristen Isaacson Spano, '99, The Miller Law Firm PC; David J. Jacob, ’97, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Brian R. Jenney, ’99, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC; Ryan W. Jezdimir, ’94, McAlpine and Associates PC; Michael J. Jones, ’04, Warner Norcross and Judd LLP; Randall A. Juip, ’00, Juip Richtarcik Law Firm; Kevin Kalczynski, ’00, Barris Sott Denn and Driker PLLC; Achla B. Karnani, ’03, Moran Raimi Goethel and Karnani PC; Lee B. Kellert, ’00, Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss PC; Matthew R. Keuten, ’06, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Anthony J.Kochis, ’08, Wolfson Bolton PLLC; Joseph S. Kopietz, ’05, Clark Hill PLC; William W. Kregel, ’04, Dykema Gossett PLLC; Jill M.Krolikowski, ’02, Krolikowski and Fryer PLLC; Sara M. Kruse, ’96, Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss PC; David M. LaPrairie, ’99, Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC; Evan J. Leibhan, ’07, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Rolf E. Lowe, ’02, Rogers Mantese and Associates PC; Donna M. MacKenzie, ’04, Olsman Mueller Wallace and MacKenzie PC; H. Roger Mali, ’02, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Chiara F. Mattieson, ’03, Holzman Ritter and Corkery, PLLC; D. Wade McConnell, ’01, Schnelker, Rassi and McConnell PLC; Timothy P.Monsma, ’08, Varnum LLP; Andrea Moody, '00, Bowman and Brooke LLP; April L. Neihsl, ’06, Zausmer Kaufman August Caldwell and Tayler PC; George A Netschke IV, ’01, Plunkett Cooney; Gregory M. Nowakowski, ’07, Rogers Mantese and Associates PC; Nicole K. Nugent, ’99, Sullivan Ward Asher and Patton PC; Sherry D. O'Neal, ’01, Dickinson Wright PLLC; Gregory T. Obloy, ’97, Carson Fischer PLC; Donald V. Orlandoni, ’07, Butzel Long; Susan A. Orozco, ’08, Williams Williams Rattner and Plunkett PC; Ryan L. Perry, ’96, Giarmarco Mullins and Horton PC; Justin R. Peruski, ’03, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Kenneth J. Phillips, ’99, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Neil B. Pioch, ’04, Jackson Lewis LLP; Amanda Pontes, ’06, Bodman LLP; Tracey L. Porter, ’06, Schafer and Weiner PLLC; Erik S. Prater, ’98, Bodman LLP; Brett A. Rendeiro, ’02, Varnum LLP; Mark Christian Rossman, ’01, Mantese Honigman Rossman and Williamson PC; Douglas C. Salzenstein, ’01, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Amy E. Schlotterer, ’98, Rutledge Manion Rabaut Terry and Thomas PC; Amy Carson Schlussel, ’96, Carson Fischer PLC; Matthew J. Schmidt, ’96, Reising Ethington PC; Stuart M. Schwartz, ’04, Seyburn Kahn Ginn Bess and Serlin PC; Alicia M. Siefer, ’07, Garan Lucow Miller PC; James L. Spagnuolo Jr., ’02, Freedman Herskovic and Spagnuolo PLC; Joshua R. Terebelo, ’08, Moss and Colella PC; Matthew J. Thomas, ’99, Rutledge Manion Rabaut Terry and Thomas, PC; Zana Tomich, ’02, Dalton Tomich and Pensler PLC; Michael D Turner, ’05, Brooks Kushman PC; James D. VandeWyngearde, ’98, Pepper Hamilton LLP; Anthony Vittiglio II, ’03, Deneweth Dugan and Parfitt PC; Steve Walmsley, ’01, Reising Ethington PC; William P. Webster Jr., ’01, Carey Kirk and Kihm PLC; Michael J. Weikert, ’97, Abbott Nicholson PC; Joseph M. West, ’05, Law Office of Joseph M. West PC; Paul J. Whiting III, ’02, Lipton Law Center PC; Nicole E. Wilinski, ’00, Plunkett Cooney; Ian M. Williamson, ’04, Mantese Honigman Rossman and Williamson PC; Frances Belzer Wilson, ’05, Dawda Mann Mulcahy and Sadler PLC; Nicholas J. Winters, ’06, Dawda Mann Mulcahy and Sadler PLC; Aaron D. Wiseley, ’99, Holmes and Wiseley PC; Rachel E. Wisley, ’01, The Wisley Law Firm PLLC; Beth A. Wittmann, ’01, Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti and Sherbrook; Nathaniel R. Wolf, ’97, Mika Meyers Beckett and Jones PLC; and Matthew B. Woodworth, ’02, Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC.

Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars is a listing of top lawyers age 40 and younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less.

Michigan Super Lawyers magazine also recently placed Wayne State University Law School at the top of its list of law schools whose graduates are among the most accomplished in the state. According to the 2010 issue of the magazine, 379 – or 25 percent – of Michigan’s top lawyers are Wayne Law graduates.

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Wayne State University is a premier urban research university offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students.

For more information about Wayne State University Law School, visit law.wayne.edu